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Articles from the December 14, 2015 edition

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 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 14, 2015

'Tis the season

CHAPPELL – With less than two weeks until Christmas, communities throughout the region are celebrating the holiday season. On Sunday evening in Chappell, the community choir performed its third...

 By Ryan Hermens    Community    December 14, 2015

Winter weather arrives in Cheyenne County

While the official start of winter is still a week away, snow, dropping temperatures and wind is in the forecast this week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Cheyenne...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Community    December 14, 2015

Gas prices fall over 5 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Nebraska have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,150 gas outlets in Nebraska. This compares with the national average that...

 By Courtney Fletcher    Community    December 14, 2015

Bookmobile cruises across the county to promote reading

Since 1962, Sidney Public Library's bookmobile has been traveling around Cheyenne County giving locals of all ages to opportunity to check out books. "The bookmobile allows us to provide library...

 Obituaries    December 14, 2015

Donald J. Schilz

Donald J. Schilz, 85 of Minatare, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Cremation has taken place at Dugan-Kramer Crematory and a memorial service will be held at a... Full story

 Obituaries    December 14, 2015

Death Notice: Wayne G. Harr

Wayne G. Harr, 95, a longtime Sidney resident, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at the Country Health Care and Rehab Center in Gifford, Ill. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. You may view Wayne’s Book of... Full story

 Obituaries    December 14, 2015

Death Notice: Erma C. Doggett

Erma C. Doggett, 86 of Anchorage, AK and former Cheyenne County resident, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced when available. You may view Erma’s Book of Memories, leave... Full story

 Community    December 14, 2015

Community Calendar 12-14-15

Ongoing A memorial account has been set up at American National Bank (Main Bank and Drive up locations) for Tabitha Davis. Donations can be made to: “Tabitha Davis Memorial Fund” to help defray expenses and to benefit twin daughters... Full story

 By Mark Watson    Community    December 14, 2015

No Till notes: '20-plus years of education'

In the past, I’ve spoken at No-till On the Plains and the High Plains No-till Conference and been asked to cover looking back at our history of no-till crop production and the evolution of my no-till farming experience during this time. My sister,...

 By Donna Wiedeburg    Community    December 14, 2015

Outstanding performers at SHS

A total of 11 Sidney High School one act play students were honored by receiving Outstanding Performance Awards at the Class B-6 District Play Production Contest held recently at Chadron State...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Peetz boys edge Pawnee, 64-55, at home in overtime

It was a battle to the finish on Friday night as the Peetz Bulldogs basketball team edged the Pawnee Coyotes, 64-55, in overtime at home. While Peetz held the lead throughout most of the game –...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Peetz Lady Bulldogs get a league win over Pawnee

The Peetz Lady Bulldogs ripped the Pawnee Lady Coyotes on Friday, besting the visitors on a final score of 49-25. Mikenna Curlee scored a season-high 18 points in the win. She also had five rebounds, two assists and three steals. It was a seesaw...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Lady Raiders split the weekend with a win, loss

The Sidney Lady Raiders basketball squad spent Friday and Saturday splitting a win and a loss against Chase County and Sterling, Colo., upping its overall record to 3-2 overall (1-0 in B-6...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Leyton Lady Warriors stay perfect at 4-0

The Leyton Lady Warriors remain perfect at 4-0 (1-0 league) after beating the South Platte Lady Blue Knights on Friday, 36-22. The win puts Leyton firmly atop the D1-12 standings as the only unbeaten team remaining remain in the district. The game...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Potter-Dix girls rise to 4-0 after weekend wins

The Potter-Dix girls’ basketball squad stayed perfect on the season with a 4-0 overall record after taking down Creek Valley and Paxton over the weekend. Potter-Dix has won its last three games by 20 or more points, and has seen a prodigious...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Creek Valley boys beat back Potter-Dix, 57-41, in conference matchup

The Creek Valley boys’ basketball team took a conference win against Potter-Dix on Friday, besting the Coyotes on a 57-41 final score. The Storm led throughout the game, taking a 28-17 halftime lead, and extended it by a 29-24 run in the final two...

 By For The Sun-Telegraph    Sports    December 14, 2015

Sidney APA pool league accepting team registrations

The Sidney Area APA pool leagues are now accepting team registrations for the upcoming session. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 23. Play begins in January and runs through May. As an added bonus, teams that have four players not currently...

 Sports    December 14, 2015


BASKETBALL Tuesday, Dec. 15 Potter-Dix at Leyton Peetz at Haxtun Friday, Dec. 18 Sidney vs Ft. Morgan Leyton vs Banner County Potter-Dix vs Caliche Peetz vs Prairie Creek Valley vs Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 19 Sidney vs Alliance Leyton vs...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015

Arellano, Robb take top finishes at Gordon-Rushville wrestling tournament

The Sidney Raiders wrestling team took a third place finish overall at the Gordon-Rushville meet on Saturday, tallying up 171 points. Two Red Raiders, Trey Arellano (106) and Derek Robb (152), took first place in their weight classes. Sidney will...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    December 14, 2015


The senior duo of Cutter O'Connell and Tyler Wintholz came up big for Sidney once again in two weekend wins. The Red Raiders improved to 5-0 after wins over Chase County and Sterling, Colo., as O'Conn...